Concordance Academy President & CEO, Danny Ludeman, talks about the importance of re-entry services and how St. Louis is "cracking the code" for reducing reincarceration rates.

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Town & Style

Fresh beginnings are hard to come by, especially when you have served time and face the prospect of rejoining society. Concordance Academy understands this challenge and assists in navigating this difficult terrain."

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Ladue News

After serving a year in prison, Jeff Smith realized his fellow inmates were just as business savvy as many on the outside. He now works to help inmates harness those skills when they leave prison.

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National Public Radio

Danny Ludeman Honored by FBI at National Ceremony

FBI Director Christopher Wray presented the Director’s Community Leadership Awards at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. The DCLA recipients have made a variety of meaningful contributions to their communities.

More than a dozen Concordance Academy participants spent the day at Washington Park Cemetery, helping clean up the grounds. 

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Concordance participants attended the Partnership for Success Career Fair at Chaifetz Arena, where 80 local employers and organizations offered stable job opportunities to former offenders.  

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St. Louis Post-Dispatch

FBI Honors Danny Ludeman, President & CEO of Concordance Academy

In recognition of outstanding service to the local community and the enduring contributions to the advancement of justice, FBI St. Louis Special Agent in Charge Richard Quinn surprised Danny Ludeman with the FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award during Concordance Academy board meeting.